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International Rose Test Garden

400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Ranked #4 of 312 Attractions in Portland
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description:  This is definitely a "must-see" while visiting Portland.  There is no admission fee.  Stroll through the gorgeous rose gardens here.  If it is a... more »
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I was looking forward more to the Japanese garden, but was awed by the rose garden. Beautiful blooms during our late September visit, and such a variety of perfectly healthy plants. Loved the identifying labels. Just gorgeous

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The rose gardens are located right across from the Japanese Garden and are not to be missed. They're beautiful, even during our late September visit and they're Free!

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The design of the garden was simply lovely. Who knew that Portland is known for roses?! One could spend a peaceful couple of hours here.

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Sedona, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this location. 600 varieties, 10,000 plants, all neatly organized and categorized. It's a beautiful spot and very much worth visiting. Bring your camera. The only downside to our experience is that we didn't follow the MAX instructions and ended up with a very long walk uphill. When we left, we hopped onto the Pink Trolley which stops... More

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There's no turnstile to enter the Rose Garden. Go find out for yourself before everything in life requires you to sign into your Apple Itunes account and automatically resubscribes you annually. Fortunately there is an annual occurrence of lovely roses popping up in the International Rose Test Garden. Do you realize that the test garden tests roses? This is like... More

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Oklahoma
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Other than a parking expense, if you drive here, the Rose Test Garden is free to wander through. We spent about an hour, but you can do more or less depending on your interest. Didn't know there were this many types and colors of roses! Very pretty and fragrant!

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Lake Tranquility
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There are rows upon rows of beautiful roses; still I expected more landscaping and a better presentation of the plants.

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London, United Kingdom
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Portland rose garden is just across the road from the amazing jspanee gardens and a is full of incredible colours and smells. Entry is free, so if you are in the park it is worthwhile popping in - however briefly.

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Sonoma County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We loved this beautiful garden filled with thousands of roses. Serene, stunning and absolutely inspiring to get your green thumb on. We were there in September which was not the ideal time, but still the gardens were full of beautiful blooming roses. I especially enjoyed the rare varieties. Close to downtown but worlds away. It is also steps away from... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here on a portland tour and was not disappointed. The roses were so pretty and smelled fabulous. What a little treasure on the outside of town.

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